Get yourself a new axe for Guitar Hero/Rock Band: Literally! by Ryan Gray
November 12, 2008, 3:55 am
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[By Ryan]

Now we’ve seen a lot of third party guitar periphrals, and most of them just don’t really seem worth spending your money on. Then this beast of a controller comes along. The Gene Simmons Axe Guitar is a new guitar periphral by Kobian USA and is probably the most bad ass looking guitar on the market. Now I myself am not really a KISS fan, but I think I can look past the goofy sticker of his face near the strum bar for such a cool looking guitar. This Playstation 2/Playstation 3 exclusive guitar will work with both Guitar Hero and Rock Band. It can be pre-ordered right now on Amazon.com and will cost 79.99 USD (about 63.71 EUR). The peripheral is set to be released on November 15th. If you want to order your Gene Simmons Axe guitar, click here.

The Beatles Coming To Rock Band & Not Guitar Hero? by Anthony Barlow
October 29, 2008, 9:25 pm
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[By Anthony]

The Beatles coming to a rhythm action game has been one of the hottest rumors surrounding the genre since, well, forever. It now looks like this rumor could become fact. MTV have sent out a press release saying that they’re holding a press conference tomorrow about an “exclusive agreement to develop a global music project.”.

MTV owns Harmonix (makers of Rock Band e.t.c.) and also owns Apple Corps. who have administrated all Beatles releases since the 1960’s. Said press release mentions one of the key PR people representing Rock Band 2, which is one of the main things that has sparked up the rumor mill on this one.

Back in June the Financial Times mentioned that both Harmonix and Activision had been trying to secure a deal with Apple Corps., could it be that this is the result? Of course Activision could make a similar announcement, who knows? If it’s true this is the megaton of all megatons. I might be a Manc but you gotta love the Beatles, even if they are Scouse.

We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out, ooh I can’t wait.

Guitar Hero: Hendrix On The Way? Yes According To Slash by Steve
September 18, 2008, 12:55 pm
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[By Steve]

Rumour control here, after teaming up with Aerosmith and Metallica ever wondered who would be next for the Guitar Hero treatment?  Well during an interview with Rolling Stone, guitar legend himself Slash had this to say on the subject of the Activision series

“Well, having the Aerosmith guys do it was very cool ’cause Aerosmith’s one of the bands I was heavily influenced by. And Metallica’s doing it, that’s great. Those are two ones that I think gives it some credibility. And they’re doing a Hendrix one, which is great.”

Now coming just a couple of months after Jennie Hendrix, who runs the Hendrix estate, had confirmed that tracks had been supplied to Activision and had authorized an official Hendrix avatar for the game. I think it’s perhaps fair to assume this one is more than a rumour but as to what form, stand alone or dlc,  any Jimi Hendrix content would take we’ll just have to wait and see.

Death Magnetic Hits Guitar Hero III/World Tour Friday by Ryan Gray
September 8, 2008, 10:03 pm
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[By Ryan]

Metallica’s new album, Death Magnetic hits the PSN on Friday, September 12th for Guitar Hero III. I am somewhat of a Metallica fan so I am looking forward to this one. Hit the jump for the list of songs, price, and more. Continue reading

Noel Gallagher On Music Games by Anthony Barlow
September 4, 2008, 11:58 pm
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[By Anthony]

I am a Mancunian and proud of it! I love everything about the city of Manchester, especially the music. The city has brought the world some fine musicians and bands over the years one of those musicians is Oasis’ Noel Gallagher. He was recently interviewed by Music Radar and was asked for his opinion on music games (i.e. Guitar Hero). Hit the jump to see what ol’ Noel had to say.

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Let The Voting Commence by Anthony Barlow
July 25, 2008, 11:22 am
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Guitar Hero (A Parody Of Foreigner’s ‘Juke Box Hero’)

Standing in the shop, he needs to get home
Unbox his copy , pre-ordered months ago
Heard the game get going, saw orange through to green
Looking at his TV, couldn’t believe what he could see

His plastic guitar, just blew him away
He got stars in his eyes, and the very next day
He got some friends, from his local store
They didn’t know how to play it, but he knew for sure

That fake guitar, felt good in his hands
Didnt take long, to understand
That plastic guitar, slung way down low
His little Rock Band, playing ‘Say It Ain’t So’

He started playin’
Aint never gonna stop
Gotta get to expert
The leaderboard he needs top

And be a Guitar Hero, (got stars in his eyes)
He’s a Guitar Hero
Plastic guitar,(Guitar Hero, stars in his eyes)
Guitar Hero, he plays it day and night

Can’t do without the game, he needs to play more
Like a celebrity, in his local store
Shivers when he thinks, what he’d do without the game
that plastic guitar and his rise to fame

Now he needs to keep playin
He just cant stop
Gotta keep on playin
That leaderboard he must top

And be a Guitar Hero, (got stars in his eyes)
He’s a Guitar Hero, (got stars in his eyes)
Yeah, Guitar Hero, (got stars in his eyes)
With that fake guitar he feels alive
All day and night

Yeah, he’s gotta keep playin
He needs to stop
Gotta keep on playin
Not one place can he drop

And be a Guitar Hero, (got stars in his eyes)
He’s a Guitar Hero, (got stars in his eyes)
Just one game, (put stars in his eyes)
He’s just a Guitar Hero, (aah aah aah)
Guitar Hero, (Guitar Hero, he’s got stars in his eyes)
Stars in his eyes

So, what ya think?

You can see the other parody here.

Vote XeNonX!

W.O.W. Song For Guitar Hero III by Anthony Barlow
June 25, 2008, 4:32 pm
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Yep, apparently there’s a World Of Warcraft song coming to GH3 on Thursday (26.06.08). Apparently it’s a thrash metal song called “I Am Murloc” brought to us by Blizzard’s in house band. I will be downloading it but playing it might be a different story. WOW now joins God Of War, Halo & Portal as franchises with songs in music games. The song will be available for free on the PS Store & Xbox Live Marketplace.